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Stone Ruination IPA

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3712   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Please note that the Ruination produced in Europe is the Ruination Double IPA 2.0
So called because of the immediate ruinous effect on your palate. 100+ IBUs. Bracingly bitter. Thick, pungent hop aroma. We would say that no hops were injured in the brewing of this beer, but that would be a massive lie. In fact, the words "Stone Ruination IPA" are what older hop vines use to cause little hop vines to quiver with fright and lose sleep at night . We at Stone honor the brutal massacre of countless hops with this "Liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Paganism at its best!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Makes a fluffy white head, with a nice pale golden body, nice lacing on the glass. Nice floral aromatics, piney hops, sweet malts, very balanced nose. Starts out bitter as f*ck, then enter sweetness and piney flavor, its yummy. Bitter dry finish, alcohol is there but not overdone. Medium body coats the mouth nicely and leaves a light sticky reside on the throat. This one is spot on, the ABV is just right in that you could enjoy a few of these and not completely leave yourself face down, dick in the dirt. Praise Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours golden yellow/light orange with a creamy white head that lasts a long time and leaves a lacing on the glass. Beautiful beer. Aroma is strong and hoppy, as it should be. Very refreshing. Taste is similar to Stoneís IPA, but smoother, creamier, and more drinkable. There is not that as strong of an aftertaste as one would expect. Body is pretty full. Overall, an excellent brew for hopheads.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
GABF 2004. Orangish-amber with a massive, frothy head. Head lasts the entire way down the glass. Huge hop aroma, fresh pine trees, resin, grapefruit, and oranges. Heavy, nay, massive bitterness is long lasting and nearly tear inducing. Full, slightly oily and slick mouthfeel. Wow, what a rush. Definitely needs a stronger malt backbone, however. This is just too much. The hops nearly blew the back of my head off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2004
Orange colour, small firm white head. Nad and brutal hop aroma of grapefruit and orangepeels. Mostly bitter citric hops in flavour. Lotís of hops. Canít pick up much else. Maybe some notes of fresh oranges and spices. long brutal hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Grapefruit, pines, mint and lotís of bitter citric fruit. Wow. Very rewarding and addictive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 first off i gotta say the beer looks beautiful.it has a very nice dark golden color.i really liked it overall,but it was very hoppy,and you taste the alcohol a bit.this is a stone brew for sure.RE-RATE 1/13/05 golden brown brown with a nice head that does leave lacing.less hops then i mentioned before.mouthfeel is a bit light.but still a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Bottle. Smells of sweet candied pineapple, flowers and alcohol. Is one of the better looking ales, crystal clear, with a tornado of tiny bubbles feeding a nice white head. Tastes sweet and resinous with strong smooth hop flavor (Warrior Hops?) and a bitter finish that I doubt would bear out 100 IBUís in a lab testing. Very good, though a little sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Great in yoiur face hoppy aroma. Floral and pine predominate. Flavor is intensely hoppy but nice balanced by a strong malt backbone. Great palate and overall a superior beer. On par with their IPA as well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Draft) This is not for everyone just anyone who is addicted to hops. I think they managed to put enough malt in this beer to keep it from being too one dimensional. Anouther advance for hop heads everywhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Spectacular. Like a mushroom cloud on my tongue.

Thanks a lot, Stone Brewing Co. -- my palate has been forever Ruined!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Pours a darker orange with a white fluffy head. Aroma is dominated by what else? HOPS. The Flavor is full, smooth and full of hops. Much more smooth than I expected. I love hops. Flavor is so full and delicious, full of hops, malt detectable also to me suprisingly! :) One of my favoirites! INDIANA RED ROCKS! THANKS KEN!!!

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